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Odd Man Out: How the Independent Justin Amash Could Shake Up the 2020 Presidential Election

17.07.2019 9:28

Washington circles are abuzz with the suggestion that Justin Amash, the ex-Republican congressman from Michigan, may mount a third-party presidential campaign in 2020. In the few days since leaving the GOP, he’s talked about “room for a third party” and refused to rule out running for president. But sources close to Amash and the Libertarian Party deny that a presidential run is in the works—although the door is still open. For the time being, the Libertarian-leaning representative is looking to build a fiscally conservative, pro-restraint coalition across party lines.Michigan representative Justin Amash has made waves in recent weeks with his challenges to the Republican establishment. He first suggested that President Donald Trump should be impeached, then he contested the president’s authority to attack Iran without congressional approval, and finally left the party.Amash seemed to send mixed signals about his next move, telling CNN that he’s planning to run for re-election to the House of Representatives, but confirming that he still “wouldn’t rule anything like [a Libertarian presidential run] out.”

Iran's top diplomat walks back from remark on missile talks

17.07.2019 9:02

Iran's top diplomat backtracks more after his comments about country's missiles possibly being up for negotiations

Tags: Iran

Australia to face familiar foes as Iran draw Iraq in World Cup qualifying

17.07.2019 8:49

Australia will battle old demons after being thrust into the same group as Jordan in the second round of AFC qualifying for the 2022 World Cup. The draw took place in Kuala Lumpur on Wednesday and put the Socceroos on a collision course with a team that has had their measure in recent years. Jordan […]


U.S. believes Iran seized oil tanker missing in Persian Gulf

17.07.2019 8:31

U.S. officials believe Iran seized a United Arab Emirates-based tanker, but Iran says it helped the vessel. CBS News' David Martin has the latest as the U.S. tries to rally allies for a flotilla to protect shipping in the Persian Gulf.

Tags: Oil, Iran, Emirates

U.S. tries to muster a flotilla as Iran suspected of seizing tanker

17.07.2019 8:19

Top commander in Mideast tells CBS News keeping ships safe is not just America's job, as he tries to convince allies to send warships to counter Iran

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U.S. unsure about circumstances of tanker towed to Iran

17.07.2019 8:18

U.S. officials say they are unsure whether an oil tanker towed into Iranian waters was seized by Iran or rescued after facing mechanical faults as Tehran asserts, creating a mystery at sea at a time of high tension in the Gulf.

Tags: Oil, Iran

UK PM May to discuss Grace 1 oil tanker with Gibraltar chief minister

17.07.2019 8:18

British Prime Minister Theresa May will meet with Gibraltar's Chief Minister Fabian Picardo later on Wednesday to discuss the detained Iranian oil tanker Grace 1, a spokesman for May said.


Yemen’s Houthis launch Saudi drone attack

17.07.2019 7:48

Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthi group says it has launched a drone attack on Jizan airport in southwestern Saudi Arabia, part of an escalation of cross-border assaults in the four-year-old conflict.


British-Iranian woman held in Iran moved to psychiatric ward

17.07.2019 6:39

A British-Iranian woman imprisoned in Iran has been transferred to a hospital mental health facility, her husband said Wednesday. Richard Ratcliffe said in Britain that his wife, Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, has been moved to the mental health ward of Iman Khomeini hospital under the control of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard. Zaghari-Ratcliffe, 40, was arrested in Iran while traveling with the couple's young daughter in April 2016 and has been sentenced to five years in prison after being accused of spying, which she and her family vehemently deny.

This is the emergency that Trump should declare

17.07.2019 6:15

President Trump is used to inventing crises. He declared a fake national emergency to seize funds that Congress refused to give him to build a wall on the border with Mexico. He declared another phony national emergency over Iran in order to sell Saudi Arabia the weapons that Congress had blocked. Meanwhile, on climate change -- a real and urgent threat to the entire planet -- Trump just calls it a "hoax."

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